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Hey i've picked some parts i would like http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1EfF8 so i know i might need to change the PSU because this is one that i was using when i was looking at making a mini itx build. I prefer a white case and picking some fans with a blue/teal color. also i might be putting watercooling on the GPU. so i will need a few place to put the radiator.
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  1. ICantPickParts said:
    Hey i've picked some parts i would like http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1EfF8 so i know i might need to change the PSU because this is one that i was using when i was looking at making a mini itx build. I prefer a white case and picking some fans with a blue/teal color. also i might be putting watercooling on the GPU. so i will need a few place to put the radiator.


    Since you are going for an extremely high end build, I would opt for an h110 cooler as it gets much better performance.

    Some other changes,
    1. Do you need that much ram? Unless you're doing an immense amount of editing, you don't need that much ram.
    2. You should opt for a 780 or gtx titan (preferably the 780, unless you need lots of vram for monitors or cuda cores)
    3. If you do decide to go for a 780, do you still want mATX or would you change to mITX (you can use impact if you decide to but its your choice, this one's more of a preference)
  2. bob hays said:
    ICantPickParts said:
    Hey i've picked some parts i would like http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1EfF8 so i know i might need to change the PSU because this is one that i was using when i was looking at making a mini itx build. I prefer a white case and picking some fans with a blue/teal color. also i might be putting watercooling on the GPU. so i will need a few place to put the radiator.


    Since you are going for an extremely high end build, I would opt for an h110 cooler as it gets much better performance.

    Some other changes,
    1. Do you need that much ram? Unless you're doing an immense amount of editing, you don't need that much ram.
    2. You should opt for a 780 or gtx titan (preferably the 780, unless you need lots of vram for monitors or cuda cores)
    3. If you do decide to go for a 780, do you still want mATX or would you change to mITX (you can use impact if you decide to but its your choice, this one's more of a preference)


    i will be using programs such as maya, After effects. and some games. the reason i didnt go with a titan is because its around $200 more and the performance of 2 770 is said to be higher then a single 780.

    EDIT:also i was using the h80i because originally i was going to do a mini itx.
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    ICantPickParts said:
    bob hays said:
    ICantPickParts said:
    Hey i've picked some parts i would like http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1EfF8 so i know i might need to change the PSU because this is one that i was using when i was looking at making a mini itx build. I prefer a white case and picking some fans with a blue/teal color. also i might be putting watercooling on the GPU. so i will need a few place to put the radiator.


    Since you are going for an extremely high end build, I would opt for an h110 cooler as it gets much better performance.

    Some other changes,
    1. Do you need that much ram? Unless you're doing an immense amount of editing, you don't need that much ram.
    2. You should opt for a 780 or gtx titan (preferably the 780, unless you need lots of vram for monitors or cuda cores)
    3. If you do decide to go for a 780, do you still want mATX or would you change to mITX (you can use impact if you decide to but its your choice, this one's more of a preference)


    i will be using programs such as maya, After effects. and some games. the reason i didnt go with a titan is because its around $200 more and the performance of 2 770 is said to be higher then a single 780.

    EDIT:also i was using the h80i because originally i was going to do a mini itx.


    If you know that the programs/games you are using scale well with SLI then you're selection would be optimal, but if you aren't certain, I would go with a 780 to avoid SLI scaling issues.

    Now that you're doing an mATX build are you going to change to an h110? and what is your budget for the case? and any specific features you are looking for?
  4. This is probably the best white mATX case: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-case-sstps07w
    You definitely want an 850w psu if you're going to SLI and overclock: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbefx
    Your ram is expensive for what it is
    THe H80 isn't very good for the price.

    Here's what I would do:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($334.96 @ Outlet PC)
    CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI GENE Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($203.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($249.83 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($176.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($143.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Silverstone SST-PS07W (White) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($83.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $2320.67
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-15 22:42 EDT-0400)

    -The Phanteks cpu cooler performs about the same as the Corsair H100, except the Phanteks is cheaper and quieter.
    -The RAM will perform about the same and it's $50-60 cheaper.

    I would consider a different color case though. There's better black cases in that price range.
  5. realchaos said:
    This is probably the best white mATX case: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-case-sstps07w
    You definitely want an 850w psu if you're going to SLI and overclock: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbefx
    Your ram is expensive for what it is
    THe H80 isn't very good for the price.

    Here's what I would do:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($334.96 @ Outlet PC)
    CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI GENE Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($203.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($249.83 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($176.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($143.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Silverstone SST-PS07W (White) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($83.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $2320.67
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-15 22:42 EDT-0400)

    -The Phanteks cpu cooler performs about the same as the Corsair H100, except the Phanteks is cheaper and quieter.
    -The RAM will perform about the same and it's $50-60 cheaper.

    I would consider a different color case though. There's better black cases in that price range.


    The ram i have listed is set to a faster speed so yours will be a bit cheaper.


    Bob~ i am not a 100% sure that maya wil work good in sli. that is what i am still trying to find out.
  6. What about any features you want in the case?
  7. bob hays said:
    What about any features you want in the case?


    I would like USB 3.0, i don't care if its windowed or not windowed.
    (also might be looking at titan some more)
  8. You won't notice a huge difference between 1600mhz and 1866mhz. Also, remember that you can always overclock RAM.
    The small difference between the two speed doesn't justify $60.
    However, if you do want 1866mhz speed, grab this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31866c9q32gxm
    Still $60 cheaper and same speed.
    Are you set on the case being white? There's no real good white mATX case.
  9. realchaos said:
    You won't notice a huge difference between 1600mhz and 1866mhz. Also, remember that you can always overclock RAM.
    The small difference between the two speed doesn't justify $60.
    However, if you do want 1866mhz speed, grab this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31866c9q32gxm
    Still $60 cheaper and same speed.
    Are you set on the case being white? There's no real good white mATX case.


    no, i am not set on white i just prefer it. i know there are a ton of good black cases out there.
  10. bob hays said:


    that was the main case i was looking at that wanted me to move up to matx from doing mitx.
  11. ICantPickParts said:
    bob hays said:


    that was the main case i was looking at that wanted me to move up to matx from doing mitx.


    The prodigy M, is a micro atx case. The original prodigy was so popular they made a Micro atx version (the Prodigy M)
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